Comments on: Questions for Ryan, working for welfare, updates on Olbermann and Facebook http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/08/14/questions-for-ryan-working-for-welfare-updates-on-olbermann-and-facebook/ Steven Brill Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:30:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ptiffany http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/08/14/questions-for-ryan-working-for-welfare-updates-on-olbermann-and-facebook/comment-page-1/#comment-252 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:48:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=539#comment-252 When filling out the regular unemployment benefits report, “Looking for Work” means checking a box that states:
Did you look for work in the past two weeks:
O – Yes, O – No

Working to qualify for welfare such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program; Food Stamps haven’t been around for over a decade) requires doing work in the welfare office such as filing (if the recipient can alphabetize) or using a rubber stamp to imprint envelopes with the welfare agency’s name and address, even though they have a computer system and printers that can do the same thing one at a time or on a high volume basis. Most of the time recipients are sent home within an hour, but crediting a day because they have no work, however meaningless to do.

These menial jobs are an excellent way of teaching welfare recipients how to function in a modern office, even though the welfare agency doesn’t have the slightest clue how a modern office functions and is populated with workers who can’t hold down any other type of job, many of whom can barely speak English, but have a knack for being as rude and condescending as possible.

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